KARACHI: The port city returned to normal on Wednesday after two days of protests and road blockades. All roads are open to traffic, police said.
The Hub River Road in Baldia City Karachi is also open to vehicle traffic as protests have ended in the area.
Police said the situation was normal and roads were not blocked anywhere. Additional police personnel were deployed to avoid unwanted situations.
Wehicular traffic in Karachi has remained affected in the past two days as workers from a religious party staged a sit-in at a major intersection, causing difficulties for passengers who have to spend hours on the road.
90 criminals were arrested
Law enforcement agencies continue to crack down on protesters.
In the East District, five different FIRs at four different police stations – Soldier Bazaar, New Town, PIB Colony and Jamshed Quarters police station – were registered against 30 criminals, of which two were registered under section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.
According to the SSP of Malir Subdistrict, Irfan Bahadur, who was also injured after several protesters pelted the police with stones, the Gerbang Bintang area was badly affected. However, a heavy contingent of law enforcement took control of the situation and arrested 16 criminals and registered cases at the Airport police station.
In the Southern District, the Kharadar police registered a case against criminals, while the police also detained a worker from a religious party.
In the Central District, 35 criminals were arrested by Bilal Colony and New Karachi police after cases were registered against them
In the West District, 25 people were arrested by the police from Mominabad City, Baldia and Orangi.